Tuesday, March 10, 2009

TESLA #215


Yay! my EV, Tesla is READY and is being shipped, by truck, TOMORROW to ATL. It will arrive sometime next week. I have paid my last 50k and I the car is mine. Elvira, my oldest, selected the "very orange" color from the palette. So very orange it is, you won't miss me driving through ATL!!! I suspect Tesla the company will die a horrible death soon, but at least I have got the car. Another part of me hopes they will survive, somehow... (200 cars at 100k is 20M, most of which has been spent, they say they produce 20 cars a week that is 2M a week or 100M a year... that would be a real company).

But wait, ah yes.. I live in Madrid :) I am planning a trip to Atlanta around the 20th just to try the car. Interestingly enough, tickets cost $2400 in coach and $600 if you stay a Saturday. I guess I will be staying a Saturday. Yay! Reviews forthcoming.

5 comments:

Winni said...

Now that's a real beauty! Congratulations and enjoy the ride!

Roy Russo said...

I have a free slot in my garage. The rednecks up here won't even know what that orange thing is, so it's pretty safe. I'll even put a confederate flag on it, to be sure. How bout it? ;-)

Andrew Meyer said...

Someones got to give us entrepreneurs in the trenches reasons to keep going. And while 2009 will be our best year yet, it won't be Tesla good.

Got to have goals...

Army No. Va. said...

Congrats!

Nah, you want to keep the car close to home here in Morningside :-) ...

Besides, I hear the situation out in Cobb County where Roy lives has deteriorated to roving bands of the unemployed and angry occupying the large numbers of empty/foreclosed neighborhoods, raiding the occupied houses like the native Americans used to hit pioneer outposts in the 1700s out there!! ;-)

Tom said...

Wow!
That would surely be worth a Saturday in Atlanta.
I hope you plan on taking it back with you.